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Re: Help with Gmail

2019-12-01 13:04:50
If norm didn't purchase the dad.org domain he'll probably be getting a
gmail.com domain for his new address.

On Sun, 1 Dec 2019, norm@dad.org wrote:

Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2019 12:27:48
From: norm@dad.org
To: Ralph Corderoy <ralph@inputplus.co.uk>
Cc: nmh-workers@nongnu.org, Dave Gates <drdave.gates@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Help with Gmail

Ralph Corderoy <ralph@inputplus.co.uk> writes:

Hi Norm,

So I have to switch to Gmail and therefore have to fetch messages from
Gmail to nmh (that is, the maildrop) and send messages to Gmail from

Are you still sticking with the dad.org domain name when sending your
emails, or will you be gaining a new ...@gmail.com email address?

I don't know. Maybe Dave, who set up the account for me knows.

How do you currently fetch messages so they reach nmh?
For example, inc(1) has POP3 support, or some use a non-nmh program like
fetchmail(1).  If we know what you currently use then we can try and
minimise the changes.

I periodically call fetchmail with:

  fetchmail  --limit $maxSize --limitflush --silent --timeout $timeout -f 
$file 2>&1


my $timeout=300;
my $maxSize=5000000;

and the contents of /root/.fetchmailrc are:

     set logfile = /tmp/fetchmail.log

     poll imap.rawbw.com with protocol IMAP
     user "soft" with pass PASSWORD is "norm" here

     #mda "/usr/lib/sendmail -oem"
     smtphost localhost

where PASSWORD is a string that I don't think I should include in an Email to
a wide audience. It was given to me, a couple decades ago, by my Internet

Is there somewhere that the basic ideas of using nmh with Gmail are

Well, until those that know better arrive, there's mhlogin(1) that's all
about gaining the credentials that allow nmh to access Gmail when
running send(1).  And send's man page briefly mentions Gmail as an aside
when explaining another feature.  But I think getting from those to a
working system will need more assistance from this list.

What's the output of ???inc -version??? as some features you may need are
only in later versions of nmh.

     inc -- nmh-1.7.1 built 2018-03-17 14:13:11 +0000 on nad.dad.org

    Norman Shapiro


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